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Boyer retires - Catastrophic mission failure



 
 
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Old July 8th 08, 02:12 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Skylune
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Default Boyer retires - Catastrophic mission failure

Yup, as usual the absurd press releases are worthy of an old Pravda
reporter:

"When Boyer took the controls in 1991 (only the third president in
AOPA’s 69-year history), the GA industry was in crisis, beaten down by
product liability lawsuits. "

I guess everything is great now, unlike in 1991, thanks to the
political power and astute leadership of Boyer the Destroyer. He
turned it around, and increased the pilot ranks with his ideas to hold
open houses at GA airports and for people to cut and paste his
ridiculous talking points into letters to the editors.

LOL. At least when the user fees take effect, he will not be blamed.
He can, of course, take credit for incredible financial management:

"His new ventures funded novel GA advocacy and member benefits, while
holding AOPA dues to $39."

But wait:
"Boyer upgraded AOPA management and member service, resulting in a 40-
percent membership growth"

So his special interest advocacy organization actually had a 40%
revenue increase -- what did they do with all that money? I know they
hired some folks to write (barely legible) articles and lobby (so far
unsucessfully) Congress to block the user fees.

The legacy of Boyer ends -- a legend to the others at AOPA who write
his accolades. A hack, special interest enemy of the taxpayer in the
real world, though...
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Old July 8th 08, 02:48 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
john smith
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Default Boyer retires - Catastrophic mission failure

In article
,
Skylune wrote:

So his special interest advocacy organization actually had a 40%
revenue increase -- what did they do with all that money? I know they
hired some folks to write (barely legible) articles and lobby (so far
unsucessfully) Congress to block the user fees.


They bought a jet, remember?
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Old July 9th 08, 06:39 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Airbus[_4_]
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Default Boyer retires - Catastrophic mission failure

In article
,
says...


Yup, as usual the absurd press releases are worthy of an old Pravda
reporter:

"When Boyer took the controls in 1991 (only the third president in
AOPA’s 69-year history), the GA industry was in crisis, beaten down by
product liability lawsuits. "

I guess everything is great now, unlike in 1991, thanks to the
political power and astute leadership of Boyer the Destroyer. He
turned it around, and increased the pilot ranks with his ideas to hold
open houses at GA airports and for people to cut and paste his
ridiculous talking points into letters to the editors.



Well - what has changed since that time?
Oh yeah, they're making airplanes again - that's cool.
Not saying that Boyer did GARA, but without some hard-headed political
types GA consumers are just caviar for lawyers and insurance types. I
think he did a pretty good job, and I hope his successor is his equal. .
..

Haven't seen you in a while, Skylune.
This is the same Skylune, presumably, who told us three years ago that a
major GA crash killing several "innocents" on the ground was "imminent"
and that this was a "statistical certainty". Just plugging that in in
case there are readers here unfamiliar with the reliability of your
assertions. . .

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Old July 9th 08, 02:23 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jay Honeck[_2_]
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Default Boyer retires - Catastrophic mission failure

Yup, as usual the absurd press releases are worthy of an old Pravda
reporter:

Big Snip of Sour Grapes

Gee, remember when Skylune was this group's main troll? Sad to say that
it's now almost refreshing to read his tripe, compared with the "Maxie vs
Bertie" swill.

Boyer (as with all aviators) has fought a holding action against the tidal
wave of liability issues, regulatory expansion, and skyrocketing fuel costs.
To that end, he did a commendable job -- but facts are facts: People who
think like you do have placed personal aviation on death row in America, and
the best of any of us can do is hope for is a temporary stay of execution.
I'm afraid the time to hope for a full pardon has passed.
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
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www.AlexisParkInn.com
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Old July 9th 08, 08:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.usenet.kooks
Bertie the Bunyip[_25_]
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Default Jay Honeck, super spammer, slinks back.

"Jay Honeck" wrote in
news:[email protected]_s22:

Yup, as usual the absurd press releases are worthy of an old Pravda
reporter:

Big Snip of Sour Grapes

Gee, remember when Skylune was this group's main troll? Sad to say
that it's now almost refreshing to read his tripe, compared with the
"Maxie vs Bertie" swill.


Yeah, used to be just full of your spam!

Those were the days, eh?


Bertie
 




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